Our Row by Row block for 2018 is below. It is 18" square when finished. This quilt block shown in the upper left hand corner is the Honeybee block. This block was selected because the official insect for the state of Missouri is the Honeybee. Patterns to make this block are free to Row by Row participants from June 21 - September 4, 2018.
The 2018 Kit is $15.00 plus tax. The kit includes the free pattern and all fabric required to make the row as shown in the photo above, not including any border or binding fabric.
We also have fun t-shirts, pins, and charms available for purchase. Click the link to view and order.
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So what is Row by Row?
Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions about this event:
I’m a quilter, how can I participate in Row by Row Experience?
It’s easy! Simply visit any participating 2018 Row by Row quilt shop from June 21 through September 4 and ask for their free pattern for a row in a quilt. The 2018 theme is Sew Musical, and each shop is working with the theme in their row. The shops are happy to give you the pattern at no cost, limit one per person, walk-in customers only.
The shops are all over the U. S. and into Canada. How can I get the row patterns from quilt shops that are far away from me?
You can’t. The shops are offering the pattern only to customers who walk in the door. Please don’t ask them to email or mail their row patterns.
Can I make copies of the patterns I collect?
Absolutely not! That’s a big no-no! The patterns are copyright property of the designers.
So, is this a shop hop?
Kinda. But there are no fees and no cards to stamp.
Are there prizes? Can I win something?
Yes! With the Row by Row Experience you win a prize for sewing! Complete a quilt using at least 8 different rows from 8 different 2018 participating shops. Be the first to bring it into a shop and you win a stash of 25 fat quarters. (That’s 6-1/4 yards of fabric!) Win a bonus prize for using that store’s row in your quilt.
Row by Row Junior designs and The 9th Row may be used in your quilt, but may not be counted as one of the 8 rows needed to win a prize.
What do you consider “complete” when it comes to my quilt.
Quilted, bound, labeled.
What pattern do I use for my quilt?
You decide. Stack your rows, arrange around a center medallion, make them horizontal, vertical, upside down, on the front, on the back, whatever! You are the designer. Be creative and have fun, but be sure to use 8 different 2018 rows from 8 different 2018 Row by Row shops.
Can I win in more than one shop?
Sorry, Charlie. One prize per quilter. You can make several quilts and show them off in several shops, but you may only claim one prize. Your quilt will be photographed for Facebook, and everyone will see it, so play fair!
How do I know which shops are participating?
Visit the website https://rowbyrowexperience.com/store-finder/ to see where all the participating shops are. Click the state you are traveling in to see the listing of shops.
Are all of the shops open for the same hours?
No. It would be too difficult to organize this for the whole summer. Be sure to check the shops’ websites or call ahead when planning your route to verify their hours.
Can I see pictures of the rows?
Yes! Each area has a Facebook page and the shops will post photos of their rows when they are ready to show. You can “Like” your area’s page and any you plan to visit, but you don’t have to be a member of Facebook to see the photos. The Facebook page links are on the website.
What are the exact dates of the event?
June 21 through September 5, 2018 to collect the free patterns. You have until October 31, 2018, to submit a quilt for a prize.
Anything else I should know?
Lots! Each shop is participating in Row by Row Experience in their own way. Buy kits for the rows you love. Many of the shops also have other fun Row by Row memorabilia available for purchase.